Odisha to be the hub of ancillary industry in steel sector: Dharmendra Pradhan

Puri: Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said that Odisha will be the hub for ancillary industry in steel sector in the country. “While India is the second largest steel producing country in the world, Odisha is a steel hub in it. The Union Government with support of […]

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Dama Babu may rejoin BJD if party president wishes, says son

Bhubaneswar: Paradip MLA Sambit Routray on Friday said that his father Damodar Routray, who has joined BJP after being expelled from BJD in September last year, can make a comeback to the ruling party if the party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wishes. “I think my father is not happy after joining BJP,” Sambit […]

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Sit-ups row: BJP demands arrest of Patnagarh BJD MLA

Bhubaneswar: BJP on Friday demanded immediate arrest of Patnagarh BJD MLA Saroj Meher for forcing a Government employee to do sit-ups in full public glare. Patnagarh Public Works Department (PWD) Junior Engineer (JE) Jaswant Sabar was forced to do sit-ups by MLA Meher at Gambhari village under Belpada tehsil on Wednesday for alleged poor quality […]

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Odisha BJD MLA forces Govt Engineer to do sit-ups, video goes viral

Bhubaneswar: An Odisha BJD MLA has landed in controversy after he was caught on camera punishing a Junior Engineer (JE) of the State Government by forcing him to make sit-ups in full public view. In the viral video shared in social media and different news channels, the ruling party legislator from Patnagarh, Saroj Meher can be […]

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CM directs Ministers to submit performance report on 7th of every month

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed his Council of Ministers to submit a progress report on 7th day of every month on implementation status of manifesto promises made by his party BJD during the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. During the first Council of Ministers’ meeting on May 29 the CM had emphasized […]

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FPI slams Nitish Kumar’s ‘selective love’

Bhubaneswar: The Freethought Party of India (FPI) on Tuesday pulled up JD(U) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s “selective love” for the principle of “Proportional Representation”. Since the JDU has 16 MPs in the Lok Sabha and six MPs in the Rajya Sabha, Kumar insisted that the party should be given one Cabinet and […]

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Aparajita meets CM, seeks support for Bhubaneswar’s growth

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi today met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here and sought State Government’s cooperation for the development of the capital city. “The discussion with the Chief Minister was positive. As a parliamentarian, I will extend all support to the Government for the development of Bhubaneswar,” said Sarangi, adding […]

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Seven-time MLA Surya Patro elected Odisha Assembly Speaker

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and Digapahandi MLA Surya Narayan Patro was unanimously elected as the new Speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly. The 71-year-old leader has been elected to the Assembly seven times in a row. Hailing from Berhampur, Patro was elected to the Assembly from Digapahandi this time by defeating his nearest rival – […]

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Dharmendra retains Oil Ministry, also gets Steel; Pratap gets MSME, Animal Husbandry Dairying & Fisheries

Bhubaneswar: Considered the most successful Minister in Narendra Modi’s first Government, Dharmendra Pradhan will continue to handle Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry. He also got the Ministry of Steel while first time MP from Balasore Pratap Sarangi was made (MoS) MSMS and Animal Husbandry Dairying and Fisheries. Pradhan, currently a Rajya Sabha member from Madhya […]

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